Partner at private equity firm denies being jogger who pushed woman into bus

A man arrested on suspicion of pushing a woman into the path of an oncoming bus that nearly hit her has denied any involvement in the incident. Eric Bellquist, a partner at a Mayfair-based private equity firm, said he was not the jogger caught on CCTV shoving the woman into the road on Putney Bridge in south-west London. The American investment banker’s lawyers state that Bellquist has “irrefutable proof” he was in the US at the time of the incident. While the encounter occurred in May, it came to the…

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Telegram denies Iranian mass breach

Encrypted instant messaging service Telegram has denied hackers breached its systems to gain the telephone numbers of 15 million Iranian users. Checks on phone numbers had revealed “publicly available data”, it said. But it admitted that hackers may have compromised more than a dozen accounts by intercepting SMS verification codes but added this was not a “new threat”. It said users in “certain countries” should use “two-step verification to protect your account with a password”. Collin Anderson, a security researcher working with human rights group Amnesty, said hackers had “identified”…

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